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it's times like these, and time and time again ([personal profile] twentyfourhours) wrote2011-01-01 07:07 pm
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*brushes dust off of journal*

Hi everybody! Long time no post! Going to do a general-life-catchup one at some point, I promise! I forgot to do these memes last year *shameface* :(

Where did you begin 2010?
At home with my parents, watching Graham Norton and drinking wine.

What was your status by Valentine's Day?

Were you in school (anytime this year)?
Sort of- sorting out my dissertation.

Did you have to go to the hospital?
Ignoring Outpatient appointments, no. \o/

Did you have any encounters with the police?
Haha, nah

Where did you go on vacation?
I went to Chicago-Denver-San Francisco-Coachella with Tom/Gina/Adam etc in April, and I went to Grand Cayman with my family in August.

Did you know anybody who got married?
I know of a couple of old school friends, but nobody I was close to.

Did you know anybody who passed away?
Yeah, my nan

Did you move anywhere? Where do you live now?
No, still with my parents -_-

What sporting events did you attend?

What concerts/shows did you go to?
Coachella! I saw Deertick/Avett Brothers/LCD Soundsystem/Them Crooked Vultures/Thom Yorke/Gorillaz/a bit of Florence and the Machine/ Camera Obscura/ Beach House/ Muse/Faith No More/Owen Pallett/Jonsi (and a bunch of others)

Describe your birthday?
Low-key and chilled, as I'd celebrated with friends a while previously in America. Went out for food with the family.

What's the one thing you thought you would never do but did in 2010?
Got over something without destroying something else.

What has/have been your favorite moment(s)?

What's something you learned about yourself?
That I can be really good around people!

Any new additions to your family?

What was your best month?

What music will you remember 2010 by?
Mountain Goats, TITUS ANDRONICUS, Arcade Fire, Vega4, anything on the Highway 1 mixes

Made new friends?
Yep and got closer to ones I already had

Any regrets?
not really

Other than home, where did you spend most of your time?

Have any life changes in 2010?
First time being able to lose weight in years

Change your hairstyle?
yep, highlights

Get a new job?
nope, same one

How old did you turn this year?

Do you have a New Year's resolution?
yep, will come in a separate post

What was/were your favorite purchase[s]?
music and gig tickets and kindle <3

Get married or divorced?

Get arrested?

Be honest - did you watch American Idol?

Did you get sick this year?
just some colds

Start a new hobby?

Been snowboarding?

Are you happy to see 2010 go?
Happy to see what I've achieved in it. :)

1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?
Went to America! Got over a situation without destroying a friendship :) Went to a NaNo meetup without knowing anyone, and signed up for a volunteering opportunity without really knowing anyone else!

2. Did you keep the new years resolutions you made last year?
I don't think I made any

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?
not anyone close..

5. What countries did you visit?
America, Grand Cayman

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
A job! A boyfriend! And to move out!

7. What dates from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory?
Highway 1 day <3 and January and February 8th, for different reasons. Also, the Of Montreal/LCDHotChip/Arcade Fire gigs that I went to

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Stepping out of the box just that teeny bit more and really really loving it :)

9. What was your biggest failure?
Doubting myself

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
I had a couple colds, nothing bad

11. What was the best thing you bought?
Kindle <3

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
a few very good friends <3

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Sarah Palin, NICK CLEGG -_-

14. Where did most of your money go?
food and coffee and travelling and magazines

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
America! Being able to run 5k! Coachella!

16. What song will always remind you of 2010?
Life is Beautiful- Vega4
Dance Yrself Clean- LCD Soundsystem
All My Friends- LCD Soundsystem
San Bernardino- Mountain Goats
In the Aeroplane Over The Sea- Neutral Milk Hotel

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? SO MUCH happier
b) thinner or fatter? thinnerrr :D
c) richer or poorer? oh god my credit card- still a bit richer, i think?

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Living without boundaries

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
worrying about things I can't control

20. Did you fall in love in 2010?
not love

21. How many one-night stands?

22. What was your favorite TV program?

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

25. What was the best book you read?
Never Let Me Go by Kazou Ishiguro

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, Them Crooked Vultures, Mountain Goats, Jonsi!

27. What did you want and get?
Contentment and a drive for life again, and falling back in love with music.

28. What did you want and not get?
A boyfriend, A distinction on my degree

29. What was your favorite film of this year?
Toy Story 3, Inception, and Harry Potter.

30. What did you do on your birthday?
I went shopping by myself in the day as everyone was at work, then went out for food with the family in the evening :)

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Lack of second-guessing myself, and a boyfriend

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
I tried to be trendier again this year, longer tops and boyfriend cardigans and more fitted things now I can fit into clothes better :)

33. What kept you sane?
Hah! Who said I was sane?

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
the usual, I guess

35. What political issue stirred you the most?

36. Who did you miss?
My friends who live far away

37. Who was the best new person you met?
Got to know more of the UKK folks :)

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.
that people are less scary than you think

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:
all after all now we're aware
all after all the time we share
there's so much fears of world
hopes of world
tears of world...
life is beautiful
but it's complicated
we barely make it
we don't need to understand
there are miracles
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[personal profile] the_escapist 2011-01-02 10:54 am (UTC)(link)
Welcome back. :)

And you got a kindle! I just ordered a DX for myself, but Amazon's international shipping is SO SLOW. Should be here around mid-February ... :|

#38? I'm kind of just learning that now too. :)